Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a cytology technical specialist.

A Cytology Technical Specialist assists in the diagnosis of diseases by preparing slides containing cell samples and analyzing them to discover if they have any anomalies. He/she usually helps a cytotechnologist in analyzing human cells to detect if there are diseases like cancer.

Other associated duties include ensuring that the right specimens are received for testing abnormalities, virus, bacteria and other indicators of diseases; staining samples; preparing laboratory equipment; recording patients information; ensure safety and anti-contamination procedures are followed to protect the samples and technicians; provide technical expertise; take part in performance improvement activities and quality assurance programs in the laboratory as well as perform complex diagnostic testing.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Get the building inspected from time to time in order to find areas that need repair or improvement

Make sure that employees understand what needs to happen in case of a crisis whether by a natural disaster or violent person

[employee comments goal]

Use delegation to plan for the projects and tasks workable methods

Remain consistent in the interpretation and application of the company policy

[employee comments goal]

Plan to hold training and workshops to educate your workforce on better work ethics

Utilize the communication techniques provided for the various situations that come up

[employee comments goal]

Learn to open up about oneself a bit and show some vulnerability and human feeling when having conversations with colleagues to help relationships blossom

Learn to talk to new employees at or strangers outside of work in order to learn something new and understand a little about another person's world

[employee comments goal]

Review outcomes of own projects in order to understand where problems occurred and plan to anticipate them

Suggest ideas and generate an operational plan for the achievement of own team's objectives

[employee comments goal]

Focus on one's goal constantly and with great emotion, and devote a major portion of one's energy towards reaching it

Build confidence in oneself in order to remain persistent even when things don't work out

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to appreciate and experience different ways of doing things

Put extra effort in understanding people with different cultural backgrounds and provide a cohesive environment for everyone

[employee comments goal]

Learn to summarize information and always explain the motives, aims, results, and conclusions of a research

Constantly use insight gained from existing feedback to improve research methods in the future

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to troubleshoot basic computer hardware problems and know the basic hardware components

Demonstrate more willingness to learn more about computer security issues and copyright laws

[employee comments goal]

Regularly practice how to use a wide range of tools and equipment properly

Always develop designs that meet safety requirements and legal guidelines

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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